START – Newcomer Women Employment Transition Training

START is a 6-week program specifically available to assist Newcomer women, who face a number of employment barriers, including little or no employment experience and a minimum English language level of CLB 3 and above.

Participants will learn, develop and enhance their Canadian workplace culture and life skills, together with; various occupational training programs (practical & theory) (TBD), Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT), career counseling and job coaching all provided in a real work environment.

The ultimate goal of START is to help these Newcomer women achieve the best jobs possible based upon their training and determination to do better.

Who We Serve: Newcomer Women with little or no work experience in or outside Canada who are Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, Live-in Caregivers, Refugee Claimants and/or who have a valid Work Permit.

The Focus:

  • Employability
  • Job Readiness
  • Adapting/Adopting to Canadian Workplace Culture
  • Job Search Assistance
  • One-on-one Counselling


  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi/Hindi
  • Gujarati

Program Description and Benefits:

  • Participation in a real work environment
  • Work Acclimatization
  • Settlement/Employment Counsellor Assistance
  • Assessments
  • Workshops: Resume, Interview Skills
  • Quality Control Training
  • Health and Safety Training

  • Employability Training (Time-management)
  • Canadian Workplace Experience
  • Create and build your own Resume
  • Career decision-making
  • Teamwork
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Job Search Assistance
  • References

To meet with a member of our Newcomers Services Team or for more information on the START Program please call us: 905.670.1967 or click here on CONTACT to send us an email. Please provide us with your name, email and telephone number. Once we have received this information we will contact you to book an appointment.

IMPORTANT: For appointments with a member of the Newcomers Services Team please ensure you bring the following with you when you come in: All original Immigration documentation, Confirmation of Permanent Residence, (COPR), Notice of Decision, Work Permit and Social Insurance number.


Settlement & Employment Counsellor

Phone Ext. 237


Settlement & Employment Counsellor

Phone Ext. 263


Settlement & Employment Counsellor

Phone Ext. 235